Her War, Her Story: World War II | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Thursday, November 10, 1 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature the film “Her War, Her Story: World War II”. After watching, dive deeper with resources about the varied military contributions of women throughout World War II on PBS LearningMedia.

Narrated by actress Jane Lynch, “Her War, Her Story: World War II” tells the stories of more than two dozen women’s experiences during the war. From members of the U.S. Women’s Army Corps to the civilian witnesses to the war in Europe, this hour-long film shows how women were equal to men in patriotism, service and steadfastness in critical moments.

PBS LearningMedia

Women in Combat in World War II

Grades 9-12
Discover the military contributions of women throughout World War II. Despite the traditional taboos regarding women in combat, women played significant roles in the war. Russian snipers, British anti-aircraft operators, American pilots, and French Resistance workers were just some of the roles women filled to serve their countries and influence the outcome of the war. Narrated by historian Brenna Wynn Greer, the video uses primary source footage to illustrate the varied and often dangerous missions women accomplished.

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